House GOP abruptly scraps health care vote
House Speaker Paul Ryan suddenly pulled the PresidentTrump-backed bill to repeal and replace Obamacare in a last-minute admission he was not able to marshal the required 216 votes Friday afternoon. We were very close, Trump said from the Oval Office late Friday afternoon. Trump had thrown his full endorsement to the health care bill in recent weeks and has longstaked his reputation on being a master negotiator.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:37:17 -0400
Pope urges EU: Resist 'false' security promised by populists
VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope Francis urged European leaders on Friday to resist the "false forms of security" promised by populists who want to wall themselves off and instead bank on a future of greater solidarity and union.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:23:33 -0400
Remembering the victims of London's terror attack
Floral arrangements were placed near Westminster Bridge and outside New Scotland Yard on Friday, part of tributes to the victims of Wednesdays attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London. As dusk fell on Thursday, several thousand people gathered in Londons Trafalgar Square for a candlelit vigil to honor the victims and their families and to show Londons unity in the face of militant attacks.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:32:19 -0400
The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot dead
An outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in broad daylight in Kiev Thursday, just two days after a lawyer for the family of a slain Russian whistleblower was injured in a mysterious fall from his fourth-story apartment near Moscow. Denis Voronenkov was a former Russian Communist Party member whod become increasingly critical of Putins policies after fleeing to Ukraine in 2016. As it has after similar incidents, the Kremlin swiftly rejected any suggestion it was involved in Voronenkovs murder.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:12:43 -0400
Adrenalin-fueled TV drama to spur on China's war on graft
By Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - Helicopter chases, fridges full of cash and officials caught in bed with their foreign mistresses are all in a day's work for China's anti-graft prosecutors, according to a new state-backed TV drama aimed at bolstering China's graft fight. "In the Name of the People", a new show by propaganda department of the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP), China's top prosecutor, follows an intrepid SPP anti-graft investigator sent to a fictional province from Beijing to tackle corruption at the highest levels of local officialdom. Chinese President Xi Jinping's has pledged that his multi-year war on graft, which has netted tens of thousands of officials, will continue until corruption is fully expunged, warning that the rot could threaten the ruling Communist Party's existence if not cleared.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:13:16 -0400
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